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This luxury vacation package was planned for a large, extended family. Twelve of them wanted to enjoy a guided luxury tour of New Zealand. We wanted to give them options to enhance their time in enchanting New Zealand. This itinerary truly delivered the very best each region has to offer - natural wonders, beautiful private gardens and warm country hosts. The fun of this New Zealand guided tour is the journey from each destination to the next from the north island to the south island. Their driver and guides gave them fresh and personal insights into the beautiful country and its wonderful culture. Suggested Length: 14 Days
We had one couple that wanted to travel throughout New Zealand on board a private 15 seat aircraft. So we gave them this New Zealand luxury vacation allowing them access into some of New Zealand's most remarkable natural wilderness regions - from the majestic Mount Cook to the picturesque Bay of Islands. They decided that this luxury New Zealand adventure is the very best way to experience the true beauty of New Zealand's endless rural plains and spectacular Southern Alps. Travel in luxury by private aircraft providing unsurpassed aerial views of New Zealand's breathtaking landscapes. Suggested length: 12 Days
This guided tour combines the best of Outback Australia with a taste of the tropics. From the remote majesty of Uluru to the wetland splendor of Kakadu, this is adventure travel at its luxurious best. Cruise the mighty chasms of Katherine Gorge, Photograph steely-eyed crocodiles in Kakadu, Experience spectacular aerial sightseeing of the ancient Bungle Bungle Range, remote Mitchell Falls and Buccaneer Archipelago on Australia's far northwest coastline, Watch the sun set on the Indian Ocean at Cable Beach, Broome, In Kakadu National Park marvel at ancient rock art and cruise the Yellow Waters Lagoon. Several luxury vacations departures available.
This vacation was created for a couple on a honeymoon that wanted adventure in South Africa and Victoria Falls but didn’t want to eliminate the luxury. So we created this ultimate and truly luxurious rail expedition through South Africa to Zamibia. This vacation began in Cape Town. Then they traveled through the diverse South African landscape, and enjoyed a 2-night African safari in Kruger National Park. The Rovos Rail luxury train tour then carried them on to Zimbabwe. They spent a night at the Victoria Falls and then crossed over the mighty Zambezi River into Zambia. They descended into the Great Rift Valley and enjoyed spectacular scenery as the luxury train tour continues on to Dar es Salaam. Suggested Length: 14 Days
Enjoy a South Pacific gourmet adventure starting in Australia, and finishing at a wonderful rainforest retreat in Fiji. Begin in the hidden gem, Margaret River, located on the isolated west coast. From here your luxury travel continues east, visiting such culinary capitals as Kangaroo Island, Barossa Valley, and Tasmania, staying at Australia's exclusive resorts. End your journey in the lush tropical retreat, Namale. Romantic picnics under waterfalls and dinner under a blanket of stars are just a couple of the resort’s unique experiences.
This Outback adventure itinerary was planned for a family who wanted a blend of adventure travel and the road less travelled. For this Australian family vacation, we wanted them to unearth the history of Sydney and surrounds, observe wildlife in its natural habitat, discover ancient Aboriginal secrets and explore the world’s oldest living rainforest. For a bonus for their Australian family vacation, In addition, we gave them an overnight in an authentic aboriginal community near South Australia’s Flinders Ranges where they visited sacred art sites in remote Arnhem Land, and they indulged in relaxing spa treatments in the Daintree Rainforest. Suggested Length: 16 Days
Begin your South Africa vacation in Cape Town where you can take a thrilling cable car ride up Table Mountain, stroll along the V&A Waterfront, visit museums and dine in style at one of the many trendy restaurants and beachfront cafes. From here travel to the Cape Winelands with its rolling hills and endless vineyards for some excellent wine tasting of authentic South Africa wines. The last leg of your South Africa tour takes you on safari in the renowned Kruger National Park where the Big 5 and many other big and small game await you.
This South Africa family vacation was planned for a family of four from Sacramento. It was a graduation gift for one of the kids. This luxury family vacation was seven days of fun in the sun, beaches, and wildlife while exploring the KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa. They swam in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and enjoyed a thrilling luxury safari in the Phinda Resource Game Reserve, while viewing the country’s famous big game animals. This South Africa family vacation was exciting and educational for all. Suggested length: 7 Days
This special South Africa and Seychelles luxury vacation was planned for a couple from New York who were celebrating a wedding anniversary and a cancer free anniversary. We started them exploring the vibrant city of Cape Town and then sent them to the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park, the ultimate in luxury safari and private game viewing opportunities. After 3 days on a South Africa safari, they traveled to their extraordinary island destination, Mahe in the Seychelles. They spent a week relaxing on the sandy white beaches and swimming in the warm Indian Ocean, and being pampered, before returning home they felt refreshed and rejuvenated. Suggested Length: 15 Days
This trip was created for a honeymoon couple that was yearning for a fabulous balance of outdoor adventures and romantic environments for their Fiji vacation. We sent them to the Outrigger on the Lagoon resort where romantic touches are the specialty and then we sent them to experience heart pumping activities such as zip lining and white water rafting. Next on their Fiji vacation, in Namale, they went hiking to authentic Fijian villages and took a rainforest trek to a waterfall, where they had a private picnic. Plus they also could choose from activities like horseback riding, kayaking, snorkeling, mountain biking, reef walks and a vast array of traditional sports. Namale is also home to spectacular locations for scuba diving, snorkeling, and deep sea fishing. Suggested Length: 11 Days
This honeymoon vacation was planned for a ultra hip New York couple who were looking for a cosmopolitan vacation coupled with a relaxing stay on an island. They loved attention to detail and lots of extra touches to make it extra special. For their Australia and New Zealand honeymoon, we started them with a massage on a table in the ocean at Hayman Island. They then went on to explore the Great Barrier Reef and deserted islands nearby. To give them their cosmopolitan experience, we sent them to savor the European flair of Melbourne and the urban sophistication of Sydney. They then went on to the rugged natural beauty of Queenstown, New Zealand where they road a helicopter onto a glacier for a romantic picnic, with gorgeous views of the area. And then for their Australia and New Zealand honeymoon, they continued north to Waiheke Island, one of New Zealand's hidden gems where they explored the chic villages, beautiful beaches, and wonderful vineyards on the idyllic island. Suggested Length: 17 Days
This amazing South Africa spa trip was planned for a high powered couple from Washington DC who were both attorneys. They were looking for a trip that was a bit different. We planned this indulgent South African and Mauritius adventure for them that took them from Cape Town, with her great beaches and attractions, to Simbavati Game Reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park for a thrilling Big 5 safari. From there their South Africa spa trip took them to a luxury hotel situated in Turtle Bay on the North West coast of Mauritius, where they had eight days to indulge in the surroundings and were pampered at the fabulous spa. Suggested Length: 16 Days
The islands of French Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic islands and atolls strewn lazily across the grand Pacific Ocean. Our honeymoon couple from Miami selected this highlights of Bora Bora and Tahiti vacation package to relax away their days and nights on Bora Bora, one of the world’s most exotic and luxurious destinations. They loved discovering the sparkling magic of the island’s lagoon, admired the awe-inspiring Mount Otemanu, and pampered themselves with one of kind spa treatments. They told us that they had several choices for their honeymoon, but this was the best of the Bora Bora and Tahiti vacation packages. Suggested Length: 8 Days
Enjoy 12 wonderful days in South Africa starting on the Garden Route where you can enjoy playing on world-class golf-courses and enjoying the stunning scenery. From there head up country to a luxury game lodge located just outside the famous Kruger National Park, where you can enjoy excellent game-viewing as well as a round of golf at an exclusive golf club.
This South Africa and Victoria Falls vacation was planned for a lucky young couple graduating from law school who wanted to experience the wonders of Cape Town, the wildlife of Kruger and thrills and spills in Victoria Falls on this classic African safari adventure. We started them with a few days in South Africa's Mother City, Cape Town, before heading up to the Manyeleti Private Game Reserve for exciting game-viewing. Next for their South Africa and Victoria Falls vacation they spent a night in Johannesburg before heading off to the 'Smoke That Thunders' to be captivated by the magnificent Victoria Falls. Suggested Length: 12 Days
The islands of Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic islands and atolls strewn lazily across the grand Pacific Ocean. This luxury vacation includes a 7-night cruise aboard a small luxury cruise ship, perfect for those who want a core Polynesian experience. Call on Raiatea and its reef-bound lagoon and Taha'a, it's companion island, where you'll enjoy a full day of exploration. Then sail to Bora Bora, and her siren sister, Moorea. There's a reason these islands are world-renowned - their beauty is unmatched. Complete your trip with an overwater bungalow for 3-nights.
For this New Zealand and Fiji vacation, we had a very intellectual couple that wanted to get to know the history and culture of two of the South Pacific’s most storied cultures, the Fijians and the Kiwis. We started them with some time on Castaway Island where they were hosted by an amazing Fijian staff and had an opportunity to meet the local chief. Then they traveled onto New Zealand, where they were immersed in both the indigenous Maori culture and European culture through stories, dance, and food. They ended their New Zealand and Fiji adventure, they explored the country’s dramatic landscapes as they traversed the South Island, including Arthur’s Pass, Queenstown and the Fiordlands. Suggested Length: 13 Days
We get asked all the time for a trip that gives you the best taste of Australia. This is the trip that we put together for exactly that. The country of Australia includes very diverse climates from reef to rain forests to outback. With this trip, you get a taste of all of that. You will first start on the coast with a bit of beach relaxation, then visit the world’s oldest rainforest, and then a snorkeling trip on the Great Barrier Reef, a real once-in-a-lifetime experience. You would then head to red center to explore the rugged Australian outback and learn about the indigenous Aboriginal culture. Of course, you have to end in spectacular Sydney, complete with a performance at the iconic Opera House and a climb on the Harbour Bridge. Suggested Length: 12 Days
One of our staff’s favorite Fiji beach vacations is at Castaway Island Resort in Fiji. So we put together this itinerary for our customers. The island's 174 acres are covered with lush tropical vegetation, surrounded by perfect white sand beaches and encircled by vibrant coral reefs. Enjoy your Fiji beach vacation by taking in the beauty of the island, which is only matched by the warmth and genuine hospitality of the staff, which encourages guests to discover the Fijian way of life. Complete your Fiji beach vacation with Island hopping cruises, diving and adventure. Suggested length: 8 Days
This special trip was designed for a couple that desired to experience the Fiji overwater bungalows, but wanted to combine two resorts to make the trip a bit more affordable and to allow for some adventure time. So we created this vacation combining two fabulous resorts in Fiji - Likliku Lagoon Resort and the intimate family-owned, Malolo Island Resort. Malolo Island is affectionately known throughout Fiji as the "Island where the sun comes to rest." It was the perfect location to split time between 2 different resorts, a rustic and intimate family-owned resort and a slick, romantic, and spectacular one with overwater bungalows, the only one of it's kind in Fiji. On this Fiji overwater bungalow vacation, the couple was able to really enjoy the local culture and got on a first name basis with many of them. Suggested Length: 9 Days
Designed for water lovers, this package showcases Fiji beaches and tropical waters. Fiji is a diver’s paradise with superb underwater scenery, excellent visibility, warm water temperatures, colorful marine life and pristine coral reefs. Diving in Fiji's tropical waters is exceptional. Soft coral, drop off walls, drift dives, and underwater caves. Tie this in with two luxury adult's only island resorts, both with world famous beaches and adventures nearby, and you have the perfect Fiji honeymoon.
Australia is known for its beaches and one particularly large and famous reef. Get off the beaten path on this Australia honeymoon that takes you to our favorite Australia beach resort at Palm Cove where you can snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef. Then onto Lord Howe Island, one of the most dramatic landscapes in the country. Then stop off for some dolphin and whale watching before ending your trip in spectacular Sydney.
This trip was created for divers who wanted to combine of two great dive destinations in Fiji and Australia. They traveled to the Great Barrier Reef, and the beautiful reefs of the Fijian Islands. For their Australia and Fiji travel adventure, they started their trip on Heron Island, located directly on the reef where they could dive within a short boat ride from the shore. Then they stopped off in cosmopolitan Sydney for some land-based adventure as well as shark dive at the Manly Aquarium, and to enjoy the best Sydney beaches. Then they moved on to wonderful Taveuni Island in Fiji, which is known for its amazing soft coral and one of the most famous dive sites in the world, Rainbow Reef. This was truly a dream Australia and Fiji travel diving adventure for them. Suggested length: 14 Days
Tahiti’s Society Islands are often associated with its beautiful landscape, and over water bungalows with windows on the floor to view the colorful sea life. For this Tahiti travel package, we sent a couple to the island of Manihi, where they joined the sea life for some of the best diving in French Polynesia. They actually swam with manta rays and sharks with this Tahiti travel package! Then they jetted off to Australia for the mecca of scuba diving, The Great Barrier Reef. The abundance and variety of marine life knocked their fins off and left them certain that this is one of the world’s top dive destinations. Suggested length: 14 Days
For a 10th anniversary, a couple from Denver wanted a romantic anniversary vacation. The islands of Polynesia are a gorgeous collection of volcanic islands and atolls strewn lazily across the grand Pacific Ocean. Moorea and Bora Bora are 2 of the most popular. So we sent them to relax away their days and nights at a perfect Tahiti beach resort, an island paradise, steps away from Bora Bora’s famous lagoon. There was also ample time to snorkel with sting rays, feed sharks, or join a jet ski island tour. Moorea also offered the opportunity for many land-based activities such as hiking and quad biking. They agreed it was a perfect anniversary vacation. Interested in Bora Bora Honeymoons? Whether your dream for Tahiti is a beach resort or overwater bungalows, this package will fit perfectly. Suggested Length: 8 Days
New Zealand is one of our favorite places in the world. This itinerary was created from our staff’s own personal experiences and we hand picked our favorites. There are few countries in the world that are so filled with hair-raising, heart-racing, and blood-pumping activities...from bungy jumping to jet boating, to zorbing, to mountain biking, to heli hiking and many more! All of these exciting activities can be with the stunning backdrop of New Zealand’s mountain and rainforest landscape. This country is truly home for the weekend warrior, think of it, go hard during the day and then relax at 4 star accommodations at the end of the day, if this sounds perfect to you (sounds great to us), then look no further than this wild NZ trip! Suggested Length: 12 Days
This Fiji and New Zealand honeymoon was planned for a Chicago couple who were married in Napa. They wanted to experience a rainforest but also have great wine tasting trips on their honeymoon. We sent them to five star luxury resorts in Fiji and New Zealand to give them glamorous and romantic destinations. Fiji, with its palm-fringed beaches and endless opportunities for private moments, was perfect for their beach and rainforest experience. Then for their Fiji and New Zealand honeymoon they moved to the South Island of New Zealand to experience the rugged mountains and natural beauty of the country. New Zealand was also a perfect place for them to experience great wine tasting coupled with unique food experiences. Suggested Length: 12 Days
A New York couple was looking for a second honeymoon trip (one wasn’t enough). On this Bora Bora luxury honeymoon, they wanted a romantic location where they could be pampered. We sent them to experience dramatic mountain peaks, a luxurious overwater bungalow and a private picnic on motus in Bora Bora. They started at Le Taha’a Private Resort where they received the romantic couples treatment in the award winning Manea Spa. They then took a scenic helicopter flight to Bora Bora, and arrived at the luxurious St. Regis Bora Bora Resort and Spa. For their last evening on their Bora Bora luxury honeymoon, we arranged for an incredible dining experience. Suggested Length: 10 Days
The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major thoroughbred horse race, dubbed as "the race that stops a nation." For this special Australia travel package, come for the race and stay for the other exciting activities that Melbourne has to offer. Great opportunities for shopping and dining, as well as day trips to some of Australia’s best known destinations. For your Australia travel package, pair your visit to Melbourne with a side trip to spectacular Sydney and experience the best of Australia’s cosmopolitan cities. Suggested length: 8 Days
New Zealand is an excellent destination for off-the-beaten path experiences with the beautiful mountain scenery as your playground. Mass tourism has yet to find its way here so travelers can find a hidden waterfall or a stunning mountain lake that seems it has yet to be discovered. Visit the penguins at sunrise on the Otago Peninsula, kayak in Fiordland National Park, explore White Island (a marine volcano) and go bird watching on Tiri Tiri Matangi. The gorgeous scenery paired with the unique wildlife are an adventurer’s dream.
This New Zealand vacation package was planned for two sisters who wanted to get the New Zealand highlights. We knew that the main population centers of New Zealand are where the action is, so we sent them to Queenstown, which is the hub of adrenaline activities in the world. Then they traveled to quaint Wellington, which has been called the "Coolest Little Capital" in the world (Lonely Planet). And they ended in cosmopolitan Auckland, which is the hub of nightlife, dining and shopping. We sprinkled in some must-do tours in each location for wine, Fiordlands, good food, wildlife, and museums. They came back and said not only did they get New Zealand highlights, they got an urban adventure of a lifetime in one of the most remote countries on earth. Suggested Length: 12 Days
The Indian Pacific is one of the greatest train journeys in the world. Traveling from Sydney to Perth, it takes you across the entire southern part of the continent with stunning Outback views, plenty of opportunities to stopover at major city locations en route (Melbourne, Adelaide) and divine service. Combine the Indian Pacific with time in Sydney and Perth on either end for the cross-country journey of a lifetime.
This trip was designed for a couple, he is a chef and she is an accountant. This was their post tax day Australia vacation. He wanted to taste all of the local cuisine; she needed a place to unwind and relax. They started their Australia vacation with a few days on luxurious Lizard Island at the Great Barrier Reef where they completely relaxed. Then they started on their chef-led journey complete with private wine and food tours. They ended their food and wine journey at Penfolds where they “made their own blend”. To round out their Australia vacation, they really wanted to hit the highlights, which included a private yacht cruise on Sydney harbor, behind the scenes tour of Sydney Fish Market (largest in the Southern Hemisphere), and a Sydney Opera House performance with dinner at astounding Aria. Suggested Length: 16 Days
This New Zealand honeymoon was planned for a couple from Los Angeles that were true food and wine people. As New Zealand is renowned for exceptional small production wineries, fresh mountain air, and glacier fed streams so clear you can spot trout 100 feet away, we thought this was a perfect honeymoon for them. The journey let them savor the fresh produce, meet the people behind the creations and explore the countryside, all in two weeks. On their New Zealand honeymoon, they stayed at boutique hotels with award winning local chefs, offering the best of regional cuisine. They ended their honeymoon with a cruise through fiordlands and helicopter ride over rugged mountain peaks. It was truly a feast for all the senses. Suggested Length: 15 Days
This special birthday vacation was planned for a 40th birthday for a couple from Seattle. They wanted a highlights vacation of Australia and New Zealand. So we put this together for them to discover the tastes and landscapes through the eyes of a local. This birthday trip included gourmet bush dining and night spotting, chef led journeys, Melbourne after dark and wine/spa country. As a special treat for this Australia and New Zealand vacation, we included a private experience behind the Southern Hemisphere’s largest Seafood Auction and fish and chips with Sydney siders. They got to meet the coffee roaster, the French baker and learn firsthand from Maori guides. As for the wine part of the vacation, they visited Martinborough, Marlborough and Yarra Valley wine country all at a leisurely pace so they could savor and unwind. Suggested Length: 17 Days
For this voyage, we sent two friends on a New Zealand luxury trip to discover the country’s history, the people and the landscape through their eyes. These two lifelong friends from Phoenix got to stay at a Maori Marae, immersed themselves in their culture and heard stories of their carvings and ceremonies. They loved exploring the country’s dramatic landscapes by self-driving (on the left side, of course), they did a scenic helicopter flight and did an overnight Fiordland cruise. On this New Zealand luxury vacation, they also discovered the people behind the cuisine on a private food tour and Marlborough Sounds cruise. The ladies completed their exploration with an exclusive guided tour of the Waitangi treaty grounds and a wonderful beach resort. Suggested length: 18 Days
Perfect for the young or the young-at-heart, this was a trip of a lifetime for a family from New Jersey who wanted to see the highlights of Australia in a family-friendly way. From cuddling with koalas to meeting with zookeepers to snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef to spotting glowworms in an ancient rainforest, the locations and activities in this itinerary kept them entertained at a relaxed pace. The best part of the trip was the overnight experience at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, where they got a behind-the-scenes tours after the tourists all went home and they had a sumptuous roast feast! Suggested Length: 13 Days
Our company founder, Corinne, is truly an Aussie and this itinerary was her personal creation. Think of it as getting off the beaten path and experiencing Australia travel through the eyes of a local. This vacation offers experiences that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. There are sites and wildlife in Australia that you cannot get anywhere else in the world. This Australia travel experience offers stunning coastal drives, outback sheep stations oozing hospitality and charm, Perth, and Ningaloo Reef. Luxury safari camping at Australia's other great reef and even a sunset camel safari. Head further north outside Darwin to a luxury wilderness lodge where you will discover ancient lands and wildlife at Kakadu National Park. Suggested Length: 19 Days
One married couple from New York was planning their dream trip. She wanted to ride an elephant on a safari and he wanted to swim with the Great White Sharks. So here is the African safari we created for them. South Africa offers some of the best outdoors adventures in the world. We sent him to Gansbaii in "shark valley" to live out his dream and her to Kruger National Park for her elephant ride. We also sent them whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. They also went Sea Kayaking along the Cape Route and interacting with local Zimbabwean cultures. This was an enriching South Africa adventure. Suggested Length: 12 Days
Many of our honeymoon couples ask us for a vacation where they can hit the high points in Australia and New Zealand and get a real local flavor of the culture, the food and the locals in each country. This Australia and New Zealand honeymoon was created for one of those couples. They started with the Great Barrier Reef, doing quad biking and horse riding through ancient rainforest. In Sydney they did the bridge climb, dived with the sharks and enjoyed one of the best beaches, Bondi Beach in Australia. On the New Zealand South island they did glacier hiking, bunjy jumping, jetboating and kayaking with seals. In addition, for this Australia and New Zealand honeymoon, we gave this couple the secrets to local gems for restaurants and night life so that they truly got a feel for the local culture, afterwards they came back to their fabulous room with a view. Suggested Length: 18 Days
This was created for a honeymoon couple from Los Angeles. They wanted a great beach with the overwater bungalow experience, however, they wanted to go someplace a bit different than all of their friends. So we sent them to Fiji, where there is nothing more romantic than the overwater bungalows at Likliku Lagoon Resort. The Likliku Resort is the first and only resort in Fiji with overwater bungalows. We've paired this with Matangi Private Island for them, our favorite Fiji beach resort. They also got to experience great outdoor adventures like snorkeling. This vacation had two of the most romantic, private adults only resorts in Fiji with great beaches, food that’s to-die-for, and ample private moments for the two of them to be alone. Suggested Length: 9 Days
This Australia vacation package was created for a honeymoon couple from Chicago who wanted to couple great beach time for relaxing and city tours of Australia seen through the eyes of a local. They started their Australia journey at a stunning beachfront resort, so that they could relax and be pampered. They spent a full day out on the Great Barrier Reef, did a hot air balloon flight over Melbourne (the ONLY city in the world that allows this) and experienced our private Melbourne After Dark experience, some of the unique touches. We then sent them to our favorite Sydney restaurant by seaplane. And as a special end to their Australia vacation package, they enjoyed our special champagne breakfast with the kangaroos in the wild. Suggested Length: 12 Days
New Zealand's stunning scenery perfectly compliments a spa and relaxation itinerary to soothe the soul. This itinerary has some of the best spas in New Zealand with massages, a meditation session, saunas, jacuzzis, and steam rooms galore. Stay in some of New Zealand's most luxurious properties, where the staff indulges every pampering whim. Yoga and Pilates instructors can even come to your private beach spot for an early-morning session.
This trip was designed for many of our fishing types from enthusiasts to experts to novices. We combined the experience of glacier stream fishing in New Zealand with remote fishing expeditions to the wilderness in Australia. You can fish for Rainbow and Brown Trout in New Zealand and Tasmania or stalk the barramundi in crocodile infested waters in Australia. You troll for deep-sea fish, hand-line cast for river and lake fish, or stalk and capture by fly-fishing. Suggested length on this vacation is 19 days, but we custom build all of the fishing vacations, so it could be more or fewer days based on your needs.
Mardi Gras in Sydney is a huge event for the LGBT crowd as they gather en masse to celebrate one of the most colorful events of the year. We created this Australia vacation package to include the parade and party which is typically the first Saturday in March, at the end of the three-week bonanza of the actual event. Perhaps bigger than New Year’s Eve, the Mardi Gras parade effects every aspect of Sydney during the parade weekend! For this Australia vacation package, Mardi Gras is yours to experience and is designed to bring you the best of Sydney and Melbourne during this time! Suggested Length: 9 Days
Designed by golfers. New Zealand is quickly becoming one of the best golf locations in the world. In this itinerary, you’ll stay at the country’s most luxurious lodges and hotels, while golfing the most famous courses. Included are Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers, both listed on the World’s Top 50 Golf Resorts by Golfer’s Digest. All green fees, golf cart for two passengers, and rental clubs are included in this golf lover’s dream itinerary. Plus, see the highlights of New Zealand along the way...
Stay at some of Australia's exclusive resorts, while incorporating ample time for relaxation and pampering. Fuse contemporary therapies with traditional Aboriginal treatments, ritual and ceremony. Spa resorts in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Great Barrier Reef area provide an excellent base for indulging your senses and exploring the diversity of Australia. In addition to your time in the treatment room, cruise Sydney Harbour, hike to the Three Sisters, tour the Daintree Rainforest, snorkel from Whitehaven beach.
This trip was created for two friends that truly wanted to get the best of Australia and Tasmania or Tassie as the locals say. Over two-thirds of Tassie is rugged wilderness. We created this self drive outdoor adventure for them that allowed them to travel Tassie top to bottom, off the tourist beaten path and meeting the locals. We started them with Hobart for the weekend markets and the Mt. Wellington Bike Descent. They hiked the locals’ favorite track, the Bay of Fires, and they visited the pubs in the paddocks and then did a quad bike through the bush lands to a locals hidden gem beach. They ended their Australia and Tasmania adventure with a wildlife adventure to see the state’s beloved Tasmanian Devil. Suggested Length: 9 Days
This vacation was created for two couples who were looking to experience Australia and Tasmania. We gave them a blend of self-driving and luxury small group/private touring, which combined Tasmania’s exceptional cuisine and its outdoor beauty. They got to explore several cool climate wine regions, shucked oysters right from the water, and visited some of Australia's most breathtaking scenery. Tasmania is the perfect blend of hospitality, organic cuisine and wildlife. Their final evening was with Craig, one of our personal favorites, and it was truly a food, wine and wildlife encounter that they are still talking about. Suggested Length: 8 Days
One of our favorite Tasmania vacations, this trip was designed for a family of three, parents and a teenage daughter from Chicago. And it was created to give them a taste of Tasmania, they wanted to see something different in Australia. This Tasmania vacation showcases the country’s diverse scenery and unique wildlife. The family got to meet our mate and your private guide, Bushy, for a gourmet outdoor wildlife encounter. They meandered through wilderness galleries and gorges. The highlight of the daughter’s Tasmania vacation was to touch a Tasmanian Devil and see penguins up close as they nested in the front yard of their hotel. They hiked to the Wineglass Bay lookout and discovered natural caves on a boat ride along Tasmania’s rugged coastline. The family also loved discovering Tasmania’s heritage at the local markets and Port Arthur penal colony. Suggested length: 9 Days
After reviewing multiple Australia travel packages, this retired couple, empty nesters if you will, came to us looking to fulfill a dream, they wanted to hit the must sees and experience a really authentic wildlife adventure with great photograph opportunities. Australia is a continent of diverse landscapes -- the Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains, and Tasmania. We sent them all over the country to experience wildlife in their natural habitats, from Koalas to Roos to Pengiuns, they experienced it all first hand in this best of all Australia travel packages. This trip was a bit of an adventure for them without the zip lining or bungy jumping, and offered a once in a lifetime experience. Suggested Length: 16 Days
This amazing trip was planned for a Midwest couple who were huge tennis fans. This couple had never been to Australia but were certainly world travelers. One of their dreams was to go to the Australian Tennis Open. So they wanted to experience the tennis tournament and hit the highlights of Australia. After seeing the Open, which is the first grand slam tournament of the year, they got to see the best tennis players in the world, then headed to Sydney to explore the cosmopolitan city. They also did a privately guided tour of the country’s grand canyon, the Blue Mountains. Their final stop was at the luxury resort, Qualia, which is located gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Suggested Length: 10 Days
Enjoy the highlights of Australia and New Zealand unpacking your bags only once. Silversea’s South Pacific cruises sweep across these two countries in a breathtaking succession of dazzling sights. Start in Australia with a visit to two great Australian cities, chic Melbourne and wonderful Sydney. Then make a stop in unique Tasmania before crossing the Tasman Sea. New Zealand sets out to impress with its geysers and glaciers, sub-tropical rain forest and spectacular Lord of the Rings landscapes.
This South Pacific vacation package covers the Great Barrier Reef, the Outback, and Sydney in Australia then continues with the rugged natural wonders of Queenstown, Rotorua and Auckland in New Zealand. A final stop for some real relaxation is the sunny Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. A magical Australia, New Zealand, Fiji combination to suit travelers of all types, this covers the highlights of the South Pacific in a way that keeps you pampered and adventurous!
One of our favorite Australia Multi-Generational Family Vacation Packages for families with adult children is this one. It was planned for a family celebrating a milestone birthday, mom’s 50th. They wanted to enjoy the eclectic vibe of one of the country’s most loved cities, Perth, Australia. So they began their journey in the world famous Great Barrier Reef, where they enjoyed Australia beaches, snorkeled in azure waters and visited the ancient Daintree Rainforest. Then they traveled to the west coast gem, Perth. They were thrilled to explore Rottnest Island and even met its most famous resident, the Quokka. They wanted to finish their holiday in two of Australia’s most famed cities. They loved the European vibe and al fresco dining of Melbourne. And they ended in Sydney to experience its vibrant nightlife and the world class Australia beaches. Suggested Length: 13 Days
Begin your exotic Fijian holiday at the enchanting Outrigger on the Lagoon. Spend your days luxuriating in the Bebe spa, which sits majestically on the hill above the main resort. With its signature treatments using indigenous ingredients, this spa experience is like no other. Continue your stay in paradise in the luxury rainforest retreat, Namale, which rests on the edge of the Koro Sea. The resorts 10,000 square foot spa provides world-class treatments with incredible views. Let the skilled therapists guide you to relaxation using ancient aromas and soothing rhythms.
A taste of the highlights of New Zealand’s spectacular South Island. Start with the Scottish influenced Dunedin, home to the rare yellow-eyed penguin and Royal Albatross. In Queenstown you will explore the fiord-lands as well as exceptional wineries in Central Otago. Continue your journey along the rugged west coast, heli-hike on a glacier and meet the locals. Carve through the heart of the country on board the Tranz Alpine train, before finishing your journey at an exceptional boutique hotel outside Christchurch.
South Africa’s diverse history heritage and culture is as diverse as the cultures that make up the rainbow nation. Start in Cape Town with exploration of Robben Island, Cape Dutch influenced neighborhoods and dramatic mountain landscapes. Cape Town’s museums leave visible traces of the influence of traders from the early 1600’s. Experience Zulu hospitality and local culture as well as a jaunt through the city of Johannesburg, followed by exploring the 'Cradle of Humankind' & Sterkfontein Cave.
This Australia vacation package was developed for an avid diving couple from New York. It incorporated two “once-in-a-lifetime” scuba experiences. We started them with a liveaboard on the most famous dive destination in the world, the Great Barrier Reef. Then they stopped off in cosmopolitan Sydney for some land-based adventure and experience the urban beach culture. Then their Australia vacation package moved them to west coast of Australia to the lesser known Ningaloo Reef. From March to May every year, this stretch of coastline is visited by the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. So they spent 3 days swimming with the mammoths of the sea and diving the untouched reef. Suggested Length: 14 Days
This trip was designed for a couple that included a very special proposal. This New Zealand honeymoon package (or pre-honeymoon package) was a special self drive journey that we designed so that they could enjoy the scenic beauty of New Zealand and visit some specific wineries. With an assortment of romantic lodges and boutique hotels and a picture-perfect backdrop of mountain and coastal scenery, this trip provided a great feel for the outdoors and many off the beaten path experiences. They went kayaking to a hidden cove in the Coromandel Peninsula, enjoyed a private Polynesia spa session in Rotorua, and sipped wine in the Marlborough region. And the proposal went off without a hitch, which was a helicopter ride to mountain top with amazing views and a private picnic. And no worries, if the proposal didn’t go as planned, he knew we had him covered. Suggested Length: 15 Days
The Formula 1 Grand Prix is car racing’s greatest series that travels the globe. And it starts this year in Melbourne, Australia. For this Australia travel package, you can enjoy bumper to bumper F1 action as well as V8 Supercars and live music. Come for the race and stay for the other exciting activities that Melbourne has to offer. Our Grand Prix Australia travel package includes great opportunities for shopping and dining, as well as day trips to some of Australia’s best known destinations. Pair your visit to Melbourne with a side trip to spectacular Sydney and experience the best of Australia’s cosmopolitan cities. Suggested length: 8 Days
This lucky honeymoon couple from Canada had a full month for their Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti journey. So we sent them on an epic month-long journey guiding them through the highlights of the South Pacific experiencing the culture and landscape of New Zealand, Australia, and Tahiti. They spent some time learning about the indigenous Maoris of New Zealand and then they experienced the jaw-dropping scenery of Milford Sound. Then we sent them west to the Red Center to see “The Rock” and they learned about the aborigine people of Australia. Then they went snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef and made a stop in iconic Sydney. We finished their trip with a week-long cruise through the Tahitian Islands including stunning Bora Bora. Suggested Length: 31 Days
This luxury multi country vacation package to Australia and New Zealand was planned for empty nesters who wanted to experience Australia and New Zealand highlights. They wanted to experience the vibrant cities of each country. So we decided to send them to chic Melbourne, sassy Sydney and welcoming Auckland, as they all have unique personalities and many notable sights that are worthy of exploring. We had them start with the beach scene in Sydney, then sent them to experience the café culture and hidden laneways in Melbourne, then on to the active waterfront in Auckland. They loved every spot and felt they definitely got the highlights of cities in Australia and New Zealand. Suggested Length: 14 Days
This vacation was planned for a honeymoon couple that wanted some a bit different and they loved food and wine. So we created this South Africa honeymoon for them. This honeymoon is a blend of self-driving and small group touring which combined South Africa's wild outdoor landscapes, with exceptional cuisine. We started them with an African Safari. Singita Ebony Lodge is truly a luxury safari in South Africa. With only 12 luxurious suites, the all-inclusive experience was a gourmet event, paired with Land Rover safaris and experienced guides and trackers. Then they went on to Capetown for a Cape Malay Cooking Safari. The last stop on their South Africa honeymoon was at a wine country retreat, and where they explored the hidden gems at Stellenbosh and Franshhoek. Suggested Length: 11 Days
A combination of adventure travel and luxury was the recipe for this vacation planned for a Dallas couple for their Australia and New Zealand luxury honeymoon. We put them at some of the South Pacific’s most acclaimed luxury lodges. They started their trip in the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest living rainforest in the world. From here they experienced the underwater wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef. Next for their Australia and New Zealand luxury honeymoon, they spent some time at the wonderful Wolgan Valley Resort nestled in the Blue Mountains Heritage area. In New Zealand, they enjoyed the wilderness and waterfalls at Treetops Lodge, and ended their Australia and New Zealand luxury honeymoon in spectacular Queenstown at New Zealand's Top 5 luxury lodge, Blanket Bay Lodge. Suggested Length: 17 Days
This package is a blend of our traveler’s favorite moments of New Zealand, filled with unique and diverse experiences and finishing at one of the best beach resorts in new Zealand. Cruise through fiords, land on a glacier and soak in natural hot springs. 4WD exploration of back country, straight from the Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit. Stay in boutique lodgings, meet some of our favorite hosts and come home with incredible stories and photos. All within 17 days, and designed with enough flexibility to make this trip your own.
This fabulous itinerary is one of our best Australia vacation packages and was planned for a couple celebrating an anniversary. They wanted to explore some of Australia’s best hotels on the beach & iconic islands in this power-packed trip. They started in Sydney where they explored the urban beach scene and tried surfing the waves at famous Bondi Beach in Australia. Then flew north to Lizard Island, one of the most romantic Australia island resorts located right on the Great Barrier Reef. They finished your Australia vacation at a hotel on the beach in Noosa. From here they went to Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, for an adventurous day trip, and ended relaxing and dining alfresco. Suggested length: 13 Days
This itinerary was designed for a couple that wanted to explore the less traveled areas of Australia. It’s the Best of the Western Australia in this vacation, with deluxe accommodations in Cable Beach, Perth Australia, Broome and Sydney. We added a five-day, five-night cruise aboard the True North cruise line, which took them through the coral atolls off the northwest coast of Australia. They enjoyed ventures by air, land and sea plus they had plenty of time for exploring the vast beauty of the remote Australia state. Suggested Length: 16 Days
Designed by a passionate golfer, this is a combination of great Australia golf courses and her highlights. Visit Cairns and the tropical north, before heading to Melbourne. A round of golf at Royal Melbourne and The Dunes in the sandbelt, while staying at stylish centrally located accommodations. Venture on to Tasmania for the challenging Lost Farm and Barnbougle Dunes and a chance to explore wine country. Every Australian golf package should finish in Sydney with a round at historic La Perouse with the locals, and enjoy 5 star accommodations.
Designed by a passionate golfer for two passionate golfers from North Carolina, this is a combination of Australia and New Zealand’s great golf courses. They visited Tasmania and Melbourne in Australia, the two homes of the best golf in the country. After enjoying rounds of golf at Barnbougle and Lost Farm near the Tamar Wine Valley in Tasmania, this golf couple also spent four nights of their Australia and New Zealand golf vacation in Melbourne in stylish accommodations. Then they headed to the sunny, warm Bay of Islands in New Zealand for Kauri Cliffs and ended at stunning Cape Kidnappers, which is a bit farther south, for the absolute best golfing in New Zealand in spectacular scenery. Suggested Length: 16 Days
From ancient rainforest to the teeming barrier reef to the remote Outback to Kangaroo Island (the Galapagos of Australia) to the relaxed city of Melbourne, this itinerary takes you out and about to the best places to see wildlife and wilderness in Australia. Add luxury accommodations throughout and you have an itinerary set to pamper you while staying in remote, off-the-beaten-path destinations. Spectacular scenery and unique wildlife, along with a mix of quirky local character, bring you to the best wilderness and wildlife in the country.
Tasmania is reputed to have the cleanest air and water, and the most pristine wilderness scenery on the planet. For these avid photographers from Denver, it was a way to get out and see the best of it on this Australia and Tasmania vacation. We started them with our mate and your private guide for two days, Bushy, for a gourmet outdoor wildlife and wilderness encounter. They had a chance to meander through wilderness galleries and gorges. They touched (and photographed of course) a Tasmanian Devil and saw penguins up close as they nested in the front yard of their hotel. For this Australia and Tasmania vacation, they hiked to lookouts, discovered natural caves, and got to see the quoll -- a marsupial unique to Tasmania. Suggested Length: 10 Days
This New Zealand and Cook Islands vacation is a perfect romantic getaway for a honeymoon or maybe a babymoon! Enjoy the romance of the South Island of New Zealand, where you will start with the adventure capital of the world in Queenstown. You and your sweetie can bungy jump, jetboat, and hike to enjoy the beautiful views. And then you move on to explore the glaciers, where you can even hike on the glacier. From the glaciers, you will take a romantic train ride to Christchurch, the garden city. To end your romantic getaway to New Zealand and Cook Islands, you end on a beautiful beach, where you both can relax and enjoy the pristine views of the ocean from your spot in the Cook Islands. Suggested Length: 8 Days
This New Zealand and Cook Islands outdoor adventure is perfect for the weekend warrior or is a great graduation trip for a family or a couple. On this vacation, you start with adrenaline pumping activities on the South Island in Queenstown, like bungee jumping, jetboating, kayaking and hiking. You can add a day cruise on Milford Sound from here to enjoy the natural beauty of the fiord lands. Then you will fly to the North Island to get a taste of the geothermal activity around Rotorua. From here you can do black water rafting, caving and glowworm viewing. Then end your New Zealand and Cook Islands overseas adventure travel with two days on the beach to relax and unwind. A perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Suggested Length: 8 Days
Looking for a little New Zealand and Cook Islands indulgence for a special occasion, like an anniversary or birthday? How about enjoying the beautiful landscapes on the NZ South Island, coupled with one of the most popular wine regions of New Zealand and then treat yourself to a few days on the beach in the quiet, beautiful Cook Islands. You will start your trip in the adventure capital of the world in Queenstown where you can bungee jump, jetboat, hike, and kayak. Then you will view the beautiful glacier region of the South Island. From there you will drive up to Punakaiki for the amazing pancake rocks. You will end your journey in the beautiful Marlborough region for great wine tasting and then drive to Auckland for your flight to the Cook Islands. Finally end with some relaxation and unwinding on a beautiful beach to top off your NZ vacation. Suggested Length: 8 Days
This special Australia travel package was planned for a couple that really wanted to see Australia from a train and a boat. So we started them on a sailboat excursion to have a unique wildlife experience at Kangaroo Island, allowing for some beach time at Emu Bay. They also got to experience the McLaren Vale wineries and taste local food. For this Australia travel package, we included an aboriginal cultural experience where they learned about Australian wildlife, food, wine and culture. They ended their special rail and sail vacation with a train ride from Adelaide to Sydney. This was truly a unique vacation for this empty nest couple from Dallas. Suggested Length: 8 Days
This Kenya and Seychelles vacation was planned for a couple from Barrington (a suburb of Chicago). They wanted beach and safari, so we started their safari and beach holiday in Kenya at the Selenkay Conservancy and the elephant-rich Amboseli National Park, before they headed north to Lake Nakuru National Park. From there for their amazing Kenya and Seychelles vacation, they made their way to the world-renowned Masai Mara. They continued their holiday with some sun and sand in the idyllic archipelago of the Seychelles. They spent the last 6 days of their Kenya and Seychelles vacation soaking up the warm Seychellois sun, and cooling off in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Suggested Length: 14 Days
This romantic itinerary begins with a stay in Kenya's Shaba Reserve where you can enjoy some thrilling wildlife viewing. Spend a few days at the elegant and romantic Cottar's Camp in the Masai Mara, bordering the Serengeti, before making your way to the Lamu Archipelago for an idyllic stay in this tropical location.
This amazing Kenya and Tanzania vacation was planned for an anniversary couple who only wanted to focus on wildlife and the safari experience. So we started them with a memorable 2-day Masai Mara safari, where they experienced the excellent sightings that make this reserve such a popular destination. Then they made their way to Lake Manyara National Park for another two days. They continued their Kenya and Tanzania adventure at the Serengeti National Park for more impressive wildlife sightings. Their last stop was at the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, where they experienced game drives along the crater floor. Suggested Length: 9 Days
This vacation was planned for a family of four from Chicago, who wanted to go to Kenya, South Africa and Victoria Falls. They began their adventure with three days of game viewing in the famous Masai Mara before spending some time in the spectacular Victoria Falls partaking in a few adrenaline filled activities. Then for their Kenya, South Africa and Victoria Falls vacation, we sent them back to safari mode and headed to South Africa to experience three days of exploring the leopard-rich game park - Sabi Sands. They finished off their Best of Africa adventure in the Cape Town, the Mother City to discover all the cosmopolitan city had to offer. Suggested Length: 15 Days
This very special Tanzania and Rwanda adventure was planned for a mother and daughter team from Houston who had survived a very difficult year. They wanted a once in a lifetime wildlife experience. They began their adventure with gorilla trekking in the amazing Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, where they got to view the gentle giants. From there, we sent them to Singita’s Grumeti game reserves, where they got to view one of the world’s most magnificent events, the Great Migration. After early mornings and late evenings viewing wildlife in Tanzania and Rwanda, we gave them a stretch at the beach in exotic Zanzibar, where they could indulge in local spices and beautiful waters. This was truly a once in a lifetime trip for them. Suggested Length: 13 Days
Escape to an island paradise in the warm waters of the South Pacific. Step back in time and discover a place which up until now has been a long kept secret. If you are seeking a place that has buildings no taller than a coconut tree, a place that boasts beautiful, deserted white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and some of the friendliest people in the world, the Cook Islands is for you. This undiscovered paradise is a great location for destination weddings, honeymoons, or to relax and explore with family and friends. The Cook Islands are located in the warm waters of the South Pacific between Tahiti and Fiji. Discover the Cooks for yourself in this fabulous Groupon Travel deal.
16 days/13 nights: Sydney is the epitome of Australian culture: art, fashion, food, beaches, sports, nightlife, and so much more! This is the city to visit if you're curious about the land down under. Hamilton Island, in this quintessential aquatic wonderland, you can revel in the very best of everything that is great about Australia: glorious warm weather, azure waters, brilliant white beaches, and awe-inspiring coral reefs. Kangaroo Island offers visitors the best opportunity to observe and interact with Australian native wildlife. This pristine wilderness offers onlookers the chance to see sea lions sunbathing on the white beaches, koalas sleeping in eucalypts trees, pelicans flying overhead, and so many other wildlife encounters.
This anniversary couple from Chicago wanted to explore three celebrated South African cities with their luxury holiday. They began with an excursion in Cape Town, enjoying the sun on white sandy beaches, shopping at the sophisticated V&A Waterfront and enjoying some of the best views in the country when they ascended Table Mountain by cable car. Then they flew to Durban and enjoyed some rest and recreation at Umhlanga Rocks, the KwaZulu Natal holiday destination of choice for many locals, before they arrived in Johannesburg where they visited some of the best shopping malls, restaurants and attractions in Gauteng. Suggested Length: 12 Days
qualia is nestled neatly into the northern tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. It's distinctive Australian style combined with a secluded location and intuitive service, makes it a world class resort. Sunny, sexy and sophisticated, Sydney is the shining star of the southern hemisphere. The white-sailed Sydney Opera House over the waters of Sydney Cove, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are the pride and joy, but there's far more on offer. Discover the harbour, the city's historic enclaves, restaurants and cafes, beaches, museums and art galleries. For the ultimate Sydney experience, take in the views from the Four Seasons Sydney with its perfect location. Southern Ocean Lodge - a sanctuary of comfort, style and personal intimacy, redefining the Australian standard. Located at Hanson Bay on the Island's south west coast, the Lodge site adjoins two national parks and is at the heart of the Island's major attractions. Its dramatic cliff top setting showcases a full frontal panorama of the pounding surf below.
Join us on our inaugural Fiji Food Safari, hosted by Castaway Island’s Executive Chef, Lance Seeto. This seven day itinerary will take you on a journey to discover more about the amazing Fijian produce now available from our oceans and rich fertile land. Chef Lance will be launching his book as a part of this special experience, COCONUT BLISS: Inspiration and the Food of Life from Ancient Fiji.
This special itinerary was created for a couple from Chicago who wanted to experience the wine trail in New Zealand, but wanted a personal, unique vacation. So we sent them to all four major wine areas in New Zealand. They started in Napier where they tasted wine and experienced the unique art deco architecture. Then they moved on to Wellington for a wine tour train excursion through Martinborough. We then sent them to an amazing property, the Bay of Many Coves in Queen Charlotte Sound where the owners prepared special meals for them each night. They also toured the Marlborough and Central Otago regions. Suggested Length: 11 Days
Julian H. Robertson, legendary hedge fund manager and philanthropist, has invested heavily in his 30-year love affair with New Zealand. Julian is the owner and creator of Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers, and Matakauri Lodge. The Tiger Tour is Julian’s personal vision of how discriminating travelers can best experience his favorite destinations and meet the people who make New Zealand so special. Incorporating the best of New Zealand’s North and South Islands, the Tiger Tour features nine nights, three award-winning lodges and dozens out-of-this-world destination options. The Tour is inclusive of acclaimed cuisine, green fees at stunning golf courses, quintessentially Kiwi experiences and the opportunity to mingle with distinctive New Zealanders, human and otherwise.
This itinerary was created for two sisters who wanted to get off the beaten path and experience the natural beauty of the outback in Australia with these unique experiences. We flew them to the top end to visit Kakadu National Park. Then their journey took them on the train to Alice Springs to see the one and only Uluru from their glamorous tent at Longitude 131. They ended in world renowned Sydney at hotel gem Shangri-La, with a view of the harbour. They added a private tour to the Blue Mountains for their last day. Suggested length: 8 Days
This itinerary was done for a couple looking for a unique Aboriginal experience in Australia. They had been lucky enough to be in Australia two other times before and wanted to experience something new. We started them in Sydney with a private tour of city sights and national parks with an Aboriginal guide. We then sent them to the top end to immerse themselves in a four day experience in Arnhem Land and Kakadu. They ended their holiday at unique Bamurru Plains. Suggested length: 7 Days
This amazing vacation was created for an anniversary couple that wanted to experience the magic of the Barossa Valley combined with a luxurious cruise. They started at the top end in Darwin for two nights at a luxurious lodge and then went on to Broome where they boarded the True North boat for a 7 day cruise of Kimberly. After the cruise, they decided they needed a little adventure, so they stayed on three days to experience the wilderness. They ended in Adelaide for a little pampering and wine tasting. Suggested length: 16 days
Spend 10 days exploring New Zealand's highlights. From the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, to the stunning mountain peaks of Queenstown, New Zealand is a nature and outdoor enthusiast's dream destination.
This itinerary was created for a couple that wanted a very romantic vacation spot that was a bit off the beaten path. The Cook Islands had exactly what they needed at Rumours. Their gorgeous villa had a huge private swimming pool over the lovely curved bridge, which allowed them to listen to the waterfall cascading off the rocks each side of the bridge into the pool. From their room, the awesome lagoon was just steps away - Their villa also had the very special addition of their own private movie theatre. Plus we included a couple's massage for a special touch. It was the ultimate in an indulgence vacation. Suggested Length: 6 Days
This package was created for a couple that wanted a destination wedding but only had a week of vacation. So the Cook Islands were the perfect location for them. We started them at Te Vakaroa for two nights where they stayed for their ceremony and reception with some friends. Then we flew them to the gorgeous Aitutaki for a quick honeymoon at Aitutaki Escape in a beachfront villa. The ultimate in seclusion and relaxation. Suggested length: 7 Days
This vacation was planned for a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and wanted to do a quick getaway. They were looking for beachfront and some privacy. So we sent them to the Cook Islands to Te Manava Suites in a Beachfront Villa, which sits on Muri Beach. Set on Rarotonga’s most stunning southeast coast location, Muri Beach overlooks turquoise lagoon waters dotted with small islands. The white sand beach is fringed with palm trees and lapped by the gentle waters of the ocean. Suggested Length: 7 Days
Experience the highlights of South Africa in a small group adventure. Watch for Africa's Big Five - buffalo, lion, elephant, leopard, and rhinoceros while visiting the 6 game parks in custom-built 4WDs with an expert guide and a game tracker. Please note, this tour has set departure dates.
This Australian excursion was designed for a family of three, the parents wanted to take their eighteen-year-old daughter on an adventure of a lifetime. Australia was the last continent on their bucket list and they wanted to see all the highlights: the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, and the Sydney Opera House. This family vacation is the perfect excuse to spend quality time with one another and will be an exotic and thrilling adventure that everyone is sure to remember.
Head to Australia and enjoy this fabulous trip to Sydney and the Gold Coast. Start your vacation in Sydney at your waterfront hotel and exploring all the cites that the city has to offer. After Sydney jet over to Byron Bay surrounded by the beautiful coastline and by magnificent rain forests on either side, as you get lost in the scenery.
Escape the humdrum routine of work and ignite your senses...visit 2 amazing Australian destinations and uncover a vacation that reminds you how invigorating it is to go off and explore the globe...Indulge in our 4 and 5 star custom vacation packages hitting all of the highlights of Australia. Flights on award winning Qantas Airways to Brisbane or Sydney, on to Cairns, down to Sydney then back home again. Our price includes options in Economy, Premium Economy and Business class – you choose!
We LOVE the Great Barrier Reef and the marine life experiences you get to have in Australia. This amazing adventure includes unique opportunities for whale watching, dolphin feeding, exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest.
Explore nature's wonderland, the Great Barrier Reef, from the unique and wonderful Heron Island. This resort is actually on the Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.
You want a unique and luxurious vacation on the Great Barrier Reef? Here is an amazing itinerary that we know will leave you with many fond memories of a once in a lifetime trip!
Relish in this exhilarating 8 day vacation in Ord Valley Muster staying at two transcending resorts. Venture out into the wilderness or escape to the secluded beaches, either will be extraordinary experiences.
Discover the true beauty of Australia while playing some of the great golf courses of Australia. Marvel at the captivating views and intriguing holes that these eight different golf courses have to offer.
This New Zealand and Cook Island package was created for a family of four with two children under the age of eight. This vacation was perfect for the whole family as they experienced Queenstown and Franz Joesef Glacier. They ended their trip spending a relaxing two nights at the Cook Islands.
Soak in the beauty of the south island of New Zealand with this unique wildlife and adventure vacation. Relax in luxury at the unique accommodations and enjoy the customized tours that round out this once in a lifetime vacation.
Gear up for the adventure of a lifetime... it’s time to visit the Amazon! You’ll have two days in the bustling port city of Manaus at the confluence of the two great rivers that form the Amazon. Then six days on a private boat to get into the heart of the jungle, with plenty of time for snoozing in a hammock as well as adventurous excursions off the boat. A private expert Amazon guide (our mate, Herman), a private chef, and a ship captain will give you, the chance to see pink dolphins, caymans (Amazon alligators), piranhas (some in the water and some on your menu), anacondas, jaguars, sloths, brightly-colored toucans, “bird eater” tarantulas and plenty of other flora and fauna. The itinerary is yours, so you can relax as much as you like or spend your time out hiking and exploring. The following itinerary is just a guide. Note that there are very few luxurious options here, with old-model transfer vehicles, humble basic hotels in the city center, and a boat where you’ll be shocked to find air conditioning in your cabin. For something well off the beaten tourist path, visit the Brazilian Amazon, caipirinha cocktail in hand
A honeymoon couple from Boston wanted to stay in a romantic overwater bungalow but they also wanted to experience some marine life. Le Meridien Bora Bora met all of their expectations. The overwater bungalows have the largest glass floor on the island. Plus they had an opportunity to snorkel with sharks and rays. Additionally, Le Meridien features the Turtle Center where they could swim and feed the turtles. It is a special honeymoon experience for the happy couple. Suggested Length: 5 Days
Tasmania is a place steeped in history, a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly people and a temperate climate. You’ll be able to walk among Australia’s convict history, witness some of the most beautiful landscapes and some of the most unique wildlife in Australia. In addition to all that, Tasmania is probably the best driving destination in Australia.
This itinerary was designed for a couple who is heading to the 2014 Rotary Convention in Sydney, and wanted to check Australia off their bucket list. This itinerary has them visiting 2 of Australia's most exhilarating locations, discovering its unique culture and breathtaking scenery.
This Kangaroo Island itinerary was designed for a family of four, who wanted to explore Australia's wildlife and wilderness with their two children who are under the age of four. From touring the island to getting an introduction to island life to seeing kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and birds in their natural habitat to swimming with dolphins, this itinerary is truly the ultimate wildlife and wilderness experience.
This Los Angeles couple came to us looking for a special destination wedding spot. Fiji offers beautiful beaches, romantic excursions and special wedding packages. So we sent them to Vomo, which is a private island with beautiful beaches and lots of privacy, perfect for this couple. For the first few days, they simply relaxed and did some snorkeling. The wedding planner at Vomo then helped them with their unique wedding ceremony on a beach with a romantic dinner afterwards. Suggested Length: 7 Days
We designed this adventurous New Zealand vacation for a multigenerational family. We sent this family of 14 to Australia five years ago, and now they want to discover New Zealand's true beauty and adventure. From canyoning to black water rafting to quad biking to swimming with dolphins to taking a heli tour this trip is truly the ultimate adventure experience.
This vacation was created for a honeymoon couple from the DC area. They wanted to get out and explore but wanted the privacy of their own overwater bungalow. So we sent them to the Cook Islands. They started in Rarotonga for a few days where they rented scooters and explored the nightlife. Then they flew to Aitutaki and just simply relaxed in their private bungalow over the water. Suggested Length: 6 Days
This trip was planned for a honeymoon couple from New York. They wanted to simply relax for a week and the Seychelles was the perfect location. Their suite on the beach at this all inclusive resort allowed them to relax and unwind from the wedding. Suggested Length: 8 Days
This trip was designed for a couple from Boston who wanted to experience two different resorts in Fiji. They wanted some activities for the first part of the trip and then some relaxation for the end of the trip. So we put them at the Outrigger on the Lagoon with their own bure for three nights where they could explore a bit. And then had them at Tokoriki for the balance of the trip in a Beachfront Bure with their own plunge pool. Suggested Length: 7 Nights
This trip was planned for a honeymoon couple from Dallas. They loved the beach and really wanted some place just to drop out for a week and enjoy the beach. We couldn’t think of a better place than the Yasawas in Fiji. So we sent them to Yasawa Island Resort in a Beachfront Bure Suite complete with air transfers. Suggest Length: 7 Nights
Rodger Davis invites you to join him at this great Pro Am in Vietnam’s Central Coast, Asia’s new golf hotspot. Stay at the five-star Hyatt Regency Da Nang for six nights and enjoy four rounds of competition golf. From the moment you're met at the airport, everything is set for plenty of great golf and fun. Play two rounds each at both the Greg Norman-designed Danang Golf Club (Ranked Number 1 in Vietnam) and the Colin Montgomerie-designed Montgomerie Links (Ranked Number 2 in Vietnam). Each team will consist of four players, including a professional golfer.
This trip was planned for a couple from DC. They are both attorneys and wanted to celebrate their anniversary by simply relaxing. For their celebration, they really wanted someplace different. So we sent them to the Maldives in an overwater bungalow. We added business class airfare and seaplane transfers to the resort to make the trip extra special. Suggested Length: 7 Days
This trip was planned for a honeymoon couple from Atlanta. Their dream was to stay in an overwater bungalow with lots of privacy and beautiful views. The One and Only Reethi Rah was the perfect destination for them. They also were very interested in food and wine, the One and Only has 6 restaurants, so it was a perfect spot for them. Suggested Length: 7 Days
This trip was planned for a couple from New York. They were looking for a different type of destination that was easy to get to and affordable. We selected Komandoo in the Maldives in a Jacuzzi Beach Villa. There are a lot of fun different activities on the island plus their room had a Jacuzzi where they could relax. Suggested Length: 7 Days
This trip was planned for a couple from Chicago. They had already planned their Australian adventure on the east coast of the country and they wanted to add a bit of food and wine in an interesting place. So we sent them to Margaret River. This is a true foodie delight! Suggested Length: 4 Days
Feel like a pro as you tour different film locations around New Zealand and get to see where all the action happened. This ten day vacation sends you on a half day safari of the scenes in Queenstown, a full day flat earth tour in Wellington, a Maori cultural performance and a Hobbiton movie set tour.
4 Nights: Thala Beach Lodge, a true eco tourist resort; Built from local timbers, it is open and spacious, allowing the cool sea breezes to flow. A circular guest lounge and reading room sits amongst the Poplar Gums with beautiful views over the Coral Sea. Forest paths weave amongst wispy eucalyptus with chalk white bark, linking the bungalows with the main building. A path leads onto a private beach where hours can be spent discovering secluded coves. Great Barrier Reef and Kuranda Rainforest rail and Skyrail tours included.
7 Nights: Combine Port Douglas and the Daintree Rainforest to experience the best of Far North Queensland. Experience the soothing sights and sounds of the rainforest at Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa and the endless Four Mile Beach of Port Douglas, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy Artisan Traveler booking bonuses as Stay 4 nights and pay only 3 nights at Shantara Port Douglas coupled with stay 3 nights and pay only for 2 nights at Silky Oaks Lodge!
7 Nights: Self drive to Jabiru Safari Lodge, located on the Atherton Tablelands/Cairns Highlands. A unique accommodation experience, safari style tents each with their own private facilities, let guests encounter some of the extraordinary natural beauty this area has to offer. Next head into the rainforest to Daintree Village and Cape Tribulation, with its natural scenic surrounds, the Daintree River, birds and other wildlife. Finish in Port Douglas, relax on beautiful 4 mile beach and head out to the great barrier reef to view, snorkel or dive.
6 Nights: Combine the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest for a luxurious Queensland adventure. Experience the soothing sights and sounds of the rainforest at Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa and Lizard Island consistently ranked as one of the top hotels of the world offering the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy Artisan Traveler booking bonuses as Stay 3 nights and pay only for 2 nights at Silky Oaks Lodge and 2 for 1 flight offer from Cairns to Lizard Island!
8 Nights: This Western Australia package highlights the best of Perth giving you adventure, wildlife, history and relaxation. Start your vacation in Perth with adventure as you set out for a jet boat ride through the river, learn about Aboriginal culture, feed kangaroos and photograph koalas and indulge in whatever else suites you.
4 Nights: Experience some of Australia's most remote locations as you visit Ningaloo Reef and Cable Beach. Feel like you are on a safari spending your nights in luxury tented accommodations just steps away from the ocean, and stroll along the beach while you ride a camel at Cable Beach.
3 Nights: El Questro is captivating with its serene beauty and surroundings. Over the next four days tour El Questro Wilderness Park, cruise on the Chamberlain Gorge, heli over the Lost City, and explore Kimberley.
10 Nights: The Indian Pacific is one of the greatest train journeys in the world. Traveling from Sydney to Perth, it takes you across the entire southern part of the continent with stunning Outback views, plenty of opportunities to stopover at major city locations en route (Melbourne, Adelaide) and divine service. Combine the Indian Pacific with time in Sydney and Perth on either end for the cross-country journey of a lifetime.
With our unique 7-day Hawaii cruise itineraries, you get overnights in both Maui and Kauai as well as visits to Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii. You’ll be on island time as you discover cascading waterfalls, active volcanos, black, green and white sand beaches, historic sites and unspoiled nature.
Our second Pro-Am for 2014 will take place on the resort island of Bintan, Indonesia, less than an hour by private ferry from Singapore. Players will stay at the Bintan Lagoon Resort for five nights. For the Pro-Am tournament, golfers will play two rounds at Bintan Lagoon’s two championship courses, as well as two rounds at the magnificent Ria Bintan layout. Rodger Davis will lead the contingent of professional golfers, who will each form a team with three amateur players.
This luxury family vacation was seven days of exploration, from the exciting culture of Capetown to the bush of the Southern Sabi Sand Reserve. They delved deep into the history of Cape Town and enjoyed a thrilling luxury safari in the Southern Sabi Sand Reserve, while viewing the country’s famous big game animals. This South African family vacation was exciting and educational for all.
This South Africa vacation is a perfect getaway for a honeymoon or just an intimate adventure for two. Enjoy the romance of Cape Town where you will start your getaway, enjoying the beauty of the Botanical Gardens and the monumental grace of whales as you watch them lobtailing and spyhopping from Walker Bay. Followed by unique and personal wildlife adventures during your stay at Kruger National Park; where you and your sweetie can join early morning drives and explore the nature around you. Your romantic getaway ends on a note of rest and relaxation in a piece of paradise- Benguerra Island. Here you’ll spend the last few days of your journey exploring the marvels of the island and cruising out to sea.
This South Africa and Victoria Falls vacation will have you experience the wonders of Cape Town, the wildlife of Kruger and the thrills and spills in Victoria Falls. Starting out in South Africa’s Mother City, Cape Town, before heading to Motswari Private Game Reserve in Phalaborwa for exciting bush adventures. Next you’ll spend the night in Johannesburg enjoying posh surroundings before heading off to the “Smoke That Thunders” to be captivated by the magnificent Vicotria Falls.
This luxury family vacation was 12 days of excitement and exploration, from guided safaris on the Madikwe Game Reserve and interactions with elephants and monkeys in Plettenberg Bay, to riding the Cable Car to the top of Table Mountian and exploring the seaside villages along the Cape Peninsula. This South Africa family vacation was exciting and educational for all.